Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

Blomgren Christmas November 29, 2008
Before Anders' Christmas program where he was one of the three wisemen. Posing in front of the Christmas tree that Brad cut down during hunting season.


Grandpa said "don't smile", so Anders took him very literally


Hair salon at the Smoland Inn Bed and Breakfast.



Ariel, Santa, Cinderella/Bob the Builder enjoying some relax riesling




Brad and Joe discussing the merits of being a big brother while Henry listens intently.





The glamorous Sara and Isaiah Swanson
We enjoyed another magical Christmas with the Blomgren's and Olson/Swanson's.
  • It all started in November with the Blomgren's congregating at the Comfort Inn in Mankato and enjoying a meal of Pagliai's Pizza. We celebrated with Kent, Brenda, Anna and Abby--Kurt, Vance, Stuart and Ross--Kyle, Kim, Kyle, Adam, Liana and Ryan--Cory, Joan, Thomas, Evan and Trenton--Clarence and Vivian
  • We then moved back to River Falls for Anders Christmas concert on December 21st where he sang a duet and was one of the three wisemen.
  • Lastly we traveled to Grantsburg for the Olson/Swanson Christmas where we celebrated with Ibby, Joe and Henry Quintana--Brent, Molly, Siri and Ivan Olson--Bud and Betty Olson--Bruce, Julie, Dionne, Christina, Stacy, Dionne, Sara and Isaiah Swanson--Grace Swanson.

We are so blessed and wish all of you a fabulous New Year...see you then!


Friday, December 5, 2008

Florida Fun







Katie and I had the tremendous opportunity to go to Anna Maria Island south of Tampa, Florida with Bruce, Julie, Sara and Isaiah Swanson from November 21-25. Here are some photos including Katie and Isaiah with coconuts, Isaiah destroying our castle, Katie chasing the gull who swooped upon her, Sara and Katie braving the chilly waters and Katie and I enjoying the most spectacular sunset ever.

Thanks to the Swansons for the incredible hospitality and I would highly recommend a return visit.

thank you Veterans!

Huge thank you to all the Veterans who have made our freedom possible. Thank you Clarence Jr., Chuck, Bud, Brad, Brent and Stuart. We salute...